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#1 Grim Reaper

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Posted 31 December 2015 - 08:26 PM

The Robert M Pirsig thread.



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Posted 01 January 2016 - 12:25 PM

I honestly had it in my head that he died about 15 years ago.


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Posted 02 January 2016 - 01:04 PM

Don't know much about him but he seems like a reasonably good choice. I'd never heard of him for one and I'm not a thick, ignorant type


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Posted 02 January 2016 - 06:23 PM

Interesting choice, though maybe there are too many names of the "authors famous for one" book variety. I mean, why wasn't there Gabriel Garcia Marquez, for example? That said, Wikipedia says he was already frail in 2012. So really not bad.


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Posted 12 July 2016 - 11:13 PM

Damn. I just found out that Robert Pirsig's mother was Swedish and that he used to live there in the mid-80s! This selection is suddenly extremely awesome. Finally a (half) Swede on the DL. Well done, committee. God bless ya! :D


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Posted 13 July 2016 - 04:59 PM

To be totally pedantic re the famous for one book above, Lila - the follow up to ZataoMM did sterling business in its first six months, many copies sold - a lot less in terms of lasting impact




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Posted 10 September 2016 - 07:31 PM

The second book didn't do Harper Lee much good but what the hey. I must get round round to reading ZATAOMM before Pirsig dies - i reckon I've got a while yet.Anyone know if it's a page turner?


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Posted 10 September 2016 - 10:02 PM

The second book didn't do Harper Lee much good but what the hey. I must get round round to reading ZATAOMM before Pirsig dies - i reckon I've got a while yet.Anyone know if it's a page turner?

 

 

Read it three times and it was different every time so it's one of those that changes with your life experience. Page turner isn't exactly the way I'd describe it. Very deep and meaningful 1970s sort of stuff.




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Posted 10 September 2016 - 10:07 PM


The second book didn't do Harper Lee much good but what the hey. I must get round round to reading ZATAOMM before Pirsig dies - i reckon I've got a while yet.Anyone know if it's a page turner?

 
 
Read it three times and it was different every time so it's one of those that changes with your life experience. Page turner isn't exactly the way I'd describe it. Very deep and meaningful 1970s sort of stuff.
Compare to Godel, Escher, Bach.

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